Ibukun Awosika, FirstBank Chairman Headlines Inspire for Women Conference
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has again demonstrated its passion for women empowerment with its support of the Inspire for Women Conference scheduled for Monday, May 02, 2016 at the Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Lagos by 10:00am
The Conference which would be headlined by the Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, alongside versatile Broadcaster and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Today’s Woman Magazine, Mrs. Adesuwa Onyenokwe; and Professor of Cardiology and Head of Department, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Mrs. Jane Ajuluchukwu.
The conference, a social entrepreneurship initiative with the Theme “Raising women for Leadership in Politics, Business, Career, Ministry and Family” is focused on raising women for leadership in various spheres of life and has been designed to provide participants with mentorship opportunities and business development training.
FirstBank has, over the years, supported women empowerment and women inclusion initiatives to encourage their participation and contribution to the growth and development of the economy. The Bank had supported the Women of West Africa Excellence in Entrepreneurship (WOWe), Conference, Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) Conference and recently hosted SME Workshops for Women-led SMEs in addition to several other women empowerment programmes.
According to the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications at FirstBank, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Bank is committed to initiatives that would raise women leaders and increase their participation in the polity. “We would continuously associate with initiatives that will inspire, mentor and raise a new generation of women,” she stated.
The Inspire for Women Conference series debuted in 2013 with a vision to raise, inspire and mentor women to take their place in the growth and development of the society as well as achieve their God-given potentials.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, is one of Nigeria’s leading financial services institutions and one of the largest corporate and retail banking financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). Since its establishment in 1894, the Bank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, risk management and strong capitalization.
FirstBank operates an extensive distribution network with over 750 business locations (623 branches, 61 quick service points and 69 cash centers/agencies), over 2,600 ATM’s and over 12 million customer accounts. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of financial services and has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DR Congo, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications